I’m running Windows-10 Home 19043.1288 dated 6/30/2021 and trying to connect an HP Deskjet D4200 printer which is plugged into the USB port of a Buffalo LinkStation LS210D NAS. The manual for this LinkStation model advertises its ability to make a printer connected to its USB port available to network-connected PCs. But following the instructions provided here fails.
Buffalo Tech Support has been unable to resolve the issue, so I'm turning to the Microsoft community.
I can browse the NAS by entering \192.168.1.202 into the address bar of Windows Explorer. In addition to displaying the several defined NAS file shares, Windows Explorer also displays an icon for a Network Printer for Windows named
lp. Right-click > Properties for the lp icon displays:
Computer Name: 192.168.1.202
Computer Type: Windows NT 4.9 Server
Printers: Error 0x00000709 and Right-click
Connect displays a progress dialog titled
Windows Printer Installation which almost immediately reports
Add Printer: Connect to Printer: Windows couldn't connect to the printer.
Printers and Scanners to add a printer displays the expected travelling progress dots as Windows scans the system for printers. But Windows fails to find any printers. Clicking
The printer that I want isn't listed link initiates the
Add Printer wizard as expected. I then select
Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings,
Create a new port, for
Type of port, select
Next. In the
Port Name dialog, enter
OK . The wizard reports
Local Port: The parameter is incorrect.
Clearly, Windows is trying but failing to connect or to create an appropriate port. I could find nothing that might give insight into which parameter might be incorrect or how/where to provide a correct parameter or how to allow Windows to resolve the specified UNC address.
I can't find any tags which seem to be appropriate to this question. If this is the wrong forum on which to post this question, direction to an appropriate forum would be appreciated. Any help with how to connect to this device or to correctly create the port so that Windows can proceed with installation of the driver would be appreciated.